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USSR / Moscow / Relig. #321481

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 30, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather, Charles Kuralt) Scenes shown of Kremlin's Cathedral Sq.; details of history and architectural information given. Mikhail Gorbachev noted using church in same way czars did to accomplish goals. Ringing church bells considered disturbing peace in USSR . Danilov Monastery leader Father Tikon quoted. Gleb Yakunin noted persecuted for religion beliefs; details given, scenes shown. Yakunin quoted. Gorbachev's amnesty noted freeing Yakunin; details given. USSR peace committee featured; man quoted with regard to atheistic teachings in schools. [Persecuted Christian Aleksandr OGORODNIKOV - (thru translator) comments on situation.] KGB noted harassing Ogorodnikov. Dissidents shown mtg. with President Reagan. Yakunin's speech to Reagan quoted. [YAKUNIN - says God bless Reagan.]


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